Dates Back to the 1st Century B.C.
Lampworking (sometimes called flameworking or torchworking) is a practiced art form that dates back to the 1st Century B.C. Murana, Italy, became the center for lampworking in the 14th century. Often confused with glassblowing, lampworking does not use a blowpipe to manipulate the glass. Instead, glass rods are heated and manipulated over a flame or torch that uses propane or natural gas mixed with oxygen.
Powered By Oil Lamps
In the beginning, lampworking was done using oil lamps (thus the name). Artist had to blow air into the flame using a pipe. Lampworking artwork includes beads for jewelry, Christmas tree ornaments, paperweights, and much more.
Dobrila’s TechniqueLampworking is the technique that Dobrila Pintar used to create her jewelry. The technique guarantees that each bead produced is unique and special. Dobrila sometimes combines glass beads with silver and other metals to produced interesting necklaces, bracelets, and rings.